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The Dolphin (Admiral Taverns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent2
Nelson - Midshipman MildGood1
Old Dairy - Gold TopAcceptable1
Ringwood - RazorbackPoor1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Nelson - ThundererNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Dolphin, Lydd, Kent

Visits Details

23 Sep 2015 (ChrisE)
Under new management. Three pump clips on display but none available today because new cellar cooling equipment was installed yesterday.
27 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
Closed. Sign on door saying reopen next weekend.
02 Oct 2012 (ChrisE)
About 4pm. I had a chat with one of the locals.
Ringwood - Razorback3.80PoorSome friends who visited soon after me found the beer to be very good, so perhaps I was unlucky.
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
25 Feb 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Pleasant pub; quiet at lunchtime with a huddle of locals at the bar.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80GoodA well-balanced, mid-brown best bitter.
Nelson - Midshipman Mild4.00GoodA dark, fruity/sweetish, full-bodied Mild with a bit of a ‘Nelson’ tang.
Nelson - Thunderer4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
17 Aug 2010 (ChrisE)
I just had time for a quick pint before catching a 'bus to New Romney. A good crowd of chatty locals made this an enjoyable visit.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80ExcellentA good best bitter.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
29 Jun 2010 (ChrisE)
Tuesday lunch time, there were a few locals at the bar. I would have stayed longer but I did not want to miss the 'bus to New Romney.
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Acceptable
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried

About The Dolphin

The pub sign. The Dolphin, Lydd, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Lydd, Kent, TN29 9DQ.

Traditional pub on the edge of town.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN29 9DQ